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Norwich For Jobs is organising a seminar with key county figures and organisations to help it better understand how to support hard-to-reach young people who face particular barriers to finding work.
Representatives of the YMCA, probation service and Blue Cat Initiative are among those set to attend and campaign organisers hope they will also bring along some of the youngsters they work with to share first-hand stories of their job searches.
A leading figure in the Norfolk business community has called on employers to provide more work experience opportunities for young people as part of the Norwich for Jobs campaign.
Andrew Barnes, senior partner at law firm Howes Percival in Norwich, is a member of the NFJ steering group and runs its employer panel.
He has called on businesses to develop work experience programmes to give more school-age and college students a taste of a real working environment.
The East Anglian Air Ambulance is one of the latest organisations to support the Norwich for Jobs campaign and is celebrating the recruitment of a new apprentice.
Natalie Cotton, 20, was recruited through the Norwich For Jobs (NFJ) initiative and started her role as lottery administrator for the charity’s lottery department at Norwich Airport earlier this month.
To mark her appointment and the partnership between the charity and campaign, the EAAA invited Norwich North MP Chloe Smith, who leads NFJ, to start the air ambulance’s Friday lottery draw yesterday.
Chloe Smith MP, as founder of the campaign and Chair of the Norwich For Jobs Steering Group will on Friday 15th March, be showcasing the benefits of apprenticeships for both employer and young person in a visit to local firm, Eyre.
Norwich For Jobs was invited to visit Eyre by JTL Training to mark National Apprenticeship Week.
Budding mechanics were given a chance to try out their preferred career at a Norfolk training centre on Tuesday.
Organised by the Norwich For Jobs (NFJ) campaign, a group of eight job seekers, aged 18 to 24, headed to the Action Community Enterprises (Ace) site at Rackheath Industrial Estate.
The young people – seven men and one woman – are all currently claiming jobseekers’ allowance and are keen to pursue careers in the motor industry.